The interesting thing about painting is the constant question nagging at you: is it done? It’s so easy to push too far.
There’s an artist I admire, Karin Jurick, who paints loosely and freely. She recently said, “I think the more you paint, the more you build confidence with the decisions you make. You learn to stop when you like what you’ve done – and not overwork the piece. That’s why small studies are essential. They’re more liberating, experimental, non-binding.”
These are words I hope to remember, and words I hope to use to motivate myself to pick up my brushes more, to paint more confidently, and to know when done is done.